I was sorry to read that Charles McCarry, a fine spy novelist who had served for 10 years as a deep cover CIA officer, had died. I like all of his novels, but I rank his spy thriller The Tears of Autumn right up there with Ian Fleming’s From Russia With Love and John le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. It is that good of a spy thriller.
The New York Times offers the below in an obituary:
Charles McCarry, a former C.I.A. agent who used his Cold War experiences to animate his widely admired espionage novels, notably “The Tears of Autumn,” a best seller about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died on Tuesday in Fairfax, Va. He was 88.
You can read the rest of the obit via the below link:
You can also read more about Charles McCarry and watch a brief video clip of him via the below link: